Sunday, March 29, 2009

A royal day

Today I had two separate cake orders. One was for a Cinderella doll cake, and one for a castle. I love love love making the doll cakes - I had one when I was a little girl for my fourth birthday and I think it always sticks out in my mind as something special. Hopefully I can help give that special memory to other little girls!

The Cinderella cake is the Wilton Wonder Mold with an 8" round yellow cake below it for added height and servings. I used all buttercream to decorate the Cinderella doll provided by the birthday girl's mom. I used tip 104 to create the white swag around Cinderella's hips on the dress, and to create the swag around the central part of the cake, as well as the bows. The pink drop flowers were tip 2D, and the rosettes around the bottom were tip 16. The hardest part is icing the bodice part of the dress onto the doll's body! I'm pretty happy with how this one turned out though =)

The second cake of the day was a castle cake for another 3 year old birthday girl. This was my first time using the Wilton Romantic Castle Cake Set. The mom didn't want a tiered cake, so we did what we could with a 9x13 sheet cake. I think it turned out pretty good!

I used all buttercream to decorate this cake (are you noticing the buttercream trend with my cakes? lol). I used the grass tip for the bottom border, and tip 3 for the flower stems. Tip 30 made the pink flowers, and tip 4 for all the blue outlining on the windows, doors and turrets.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Flower and Caterpillar

This is by far one of the most fun cakes I've made! The flower cake is yellow almond sour cream with all buttercream icing. I used the Wilton Dancing Daisy pan for it. The cupcakes are egg and nut free, with buttercream icing. I star piped the flower with tip 16, used tip 47 for the stem and grass, and used tips 14 and 6 on the cupcakes. The caterpillar eyes are Hershey's Kissables, and the antennae are candy grass. It's nose and mouth are icing. I couldn't fit a dozen cupcakes on the cake board, so the extras are on the side ;)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

March Wedding Cakes

This weekend I had the opportunity to make some great, unique wedding cakes for a friend of a friend. She wanted individual round cakes to display on tiered plates, all decorated with white-on-white frosting. I had a lot of fun and the bride left a lot of the details up to me which was great! Each cake was a different flavor and each one was individually decorated using different styles and techniques. See below for the pictures and a photo of the cakes on display at the wedding reception (prior to the caterers decorating the table lol).

The swirls on this cake were made with tip 3. I just freehanded the swirls! It is a ten inch round yellow cake with almond-flavored buttercream filling.

This ten inch round cake was made with lemon cake and lemon creme filling. All white buttercream icing and polka dots made with tips 12 and 5.

This one was my favorite of the group! It is an eight inch round strawberry cake with strawberry fluff filling. This was the first time I tried the Cornelli Lace decorating technique, and I am really pleased with how it turned out! I used tip 3 to do the lace.

This cake is an eight inch round coconut cake with a coconut pecan filling. I used a stencil set and tip 3 to create the bows and scrollwork.

This eight inch round cake was chocolate devil's food cake with cream cheese filling. I decorated it with a scroll design thanks to a stencil set and tip 3:

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Giant Cupcake

Another "friend of a friend" order - this time for a second birthday party! The colors she wanted were pink and green. I made a giant cupcake (these can be SO cute!) and two dozen regular cupcakes to match. Simple and pretty!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Minnie Mouse

This cake was inspired by several cakes on Cake Central. We went with buttercream icing for this little girl's birthday cake. The only part I wasn't completely happy with is the didn't come out quite how I envisioned in my head. Minnie Mouse is made from an eight inch round and two six inch rounds that I carved to fit around her head as ears.